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Heavy rain and flash floods strike northwestern Pakistan, killing 8

At least eight fatalities were reported after heavy rain triggered flash floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northwestern Pakistan, on September 30, 2019. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority said five of the victims died after buildings collapsed in...

October 04, 2019

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Intense activity continues at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Intense activity continues at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano with 14 explosions on October 2 and two on October 3, 2019. In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on October 3, 177 exhalations were detected, accompanied by steam, gas and ash, as well as 434 minutes (7 hours) of...

October 04, 2019

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4 500 people displaced, 6 killed as widespread floods hit Senegal

Widespread floods affected nearly 9 000 people in Senegal over the past 20 days. 4 500 were displaced, 6 killed and 49 injured, IFRC reports. Extensive damage was reported in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in...

October 04, 2019


Worst drought in 90 years hits Namibia, over 61 000 cattle and other livestock perish

Severe drought is affecting Namibia, causing deaths of more than 41 000 cattle over a period of ten months, reports showed on October 3, 2019. Officials describe it as the worst drought in 90 years. More than 60 000 livestock have perished due to extreme drought...

October 03, 2019

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Nine dead as Typhoon "Mitag" slams into South Korea

At least nine people have died while several others are still missing after Typhoon "Mitag"​ hit southern and eastern regions of South Korea on October 3, 2019. The storm made landfall in Haenam on October 2, with torrential rains spawning strong winds...

October 03, 2019

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7 100 homes destroyed, at least 40 people killed and 1 600 injured after M5.9 earthquake in Pakistan

More than 7 100 homes and 200 vehicles were destroyed after M5.9 (EMSC) earthquake hit Pakistan at 11:01 UTC (16:01 local time) on September 24, 2019. The incident took lives of at least 40 people while 1 600 others suffered injuries. The districts of Bhimber,...

October 03, 2019

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Piparo mud volcano poses very serious threat, Trinidad and Tobago

Scientists observing the Piparo mud volcano in Trinidad and Tobago said the catastrophic 1997 explosion may occur again this year after continuous volcanic activity. Loud explosions and cracks were reported by residents near the area on September 21, 2019, and...

October 03, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TD flew past Earth at 0.34 LD

An asteroid designated 2019 TD flew past Earth at a distance of 0.34 LD / 0.00087 AU (130 150 km / 80 871 miles) on September 29, 2019. This is the 11th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in September and 52nd since the start of the year. 2019 TD...

October 03, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 25 - October 1, 2019

New activity was reported for 3 volcanoes from September 25 - October 1, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Poas, Costa Rica | Ulawun, New Britain (Papua New...

October 02, 2019

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Elon Musk unveils SpaceX Starship prototype, reusable transportation system capable of carrying humans anywhere in the solar system

Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of SpaceX Starship, presented the fully-assembled Starship Mk.1 prototype on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Musk gave glimpses and updates on the latest design of Starship. The date also marks the 17th anniversary of SpaceX. SpaceX Starship...

October 02, 2019

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Storm Lorenzo to hit Ireland with disruptive winds and heavy rain

Post-Tropical Cyclone "Lorenzo," now known as Storm Lorenzo, is moving toward Ireland and the United Kingdom, bringing disruptive winds and heavy rain. Lorenzo is still a powerful and very large cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 240 km...

October 02, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TE flew past Earth at 0.93 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 TE flew past Earth at a distance of 0.93 LD / 0.00238 AU (356 042 km / 221 234 miles) on September 28, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 28, the 10th in September...

October 02, 2019

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano with ash up to 10 km (34 000 feet), pyroclastic flow produced, Russia

Russian Sheveluch volcano erupted at 23:40 UTC on October 1, 2019. The explosion produced ash plume that reached an altitude of 10 km (34 000 feet) above sea level and a pyroclastic flow that spread to the west from the active dome. Reports said the eruption was...

October 02, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia

A bright daylight meteor exploded over Far North Queensland, Australia around 13:40 LT on October 1, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. Residents described it as 'very bright flash of light, followed by a sonic boom which 'shook the ground.' Some...

October 02, 2019

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Severe windstorm hits parts of Kenya, signals start of rainy season

A severe windstorm hit parts of Kenya on October 1, 2019, causing damage and power outages in the capital Nairobi, Murang'a, Thika, and Machakos. The event also caused traffic chaos on major roads in Nairobi. David Koros, a principal at Kenya Meteorological...

October 02, 2019

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Prolonged Monsoon season causes widespread floods, killing at least 139 in northern India

Heavy rains battered Uttar Pradesh and Bihar since September 27, 2019, causing severe floods in which at least 139 people lost their lives. The country's monsoon season usually ends by early September, but the harsh weather has continued and is forecasted to...

October 02, 2019

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Typhoon "Mitag" about slam into South Korea, residents warned to take extra precautions against landslides and flooding

After lashing Taiwan and parts of eastern China with heavy rains and strong winds, Typhoon "Mitag" is now approaching southern South Korea. Landfall is expected around 12:00 UTC on October 2, with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h (58 mph) and very heavy...

October 02, 2019